Marriage Counseling Services in Redding and Red Bluff, CA

Vickie Parker, MFT, is a dedicated marriage counselor in Redding, California and she is not only educated, but also well-experienced in her field. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, she is aware that marriage is a work in progress in which both parties can learn to accept each other and, therefore, improve their marriage regardless of the issues they are facing.

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
— Friedrich Nietzsche

The Purpose


Marriage is not easy, despite what we might idealistically expect. The joys and stresses of sharing your life with another person can result in marital problems, but marital issues are common. Whether you and your spouse are having difficulty with communication, intimacy, or trust, marriage counseling can help.

Counseling is meant to help you grow and change in healthy ways. When you and your spouse recognize a problem in your relationship, a counselor can lead you forward in ways to help you overcome that problem. Common reasons to see a counselor include:

  • Communication problems

  • Lack of intimacy

  • Infidelity

  • Family struggles

  • Financial problems

  • Nontraditional relationships

  • Divorce

Many people tend to think of marriage counseling services as a last resort for a failing relationship, but this isn't always the case. Premarital counseling can help couples prepare for the stresses of marriage, while counseling can also help you through the grieving process if you and your spouse decide to separate.

Vickie Parker, MFT, is dedicated to helping you and your partner or spouse overcome whatever issues you face. She sees patients from all over the Redding and Red Bluff, CA, area, all from different walks of life, so contact her today to schedule an appointment.

A couple in need of marriage counseling services in Red Bluff, CA

The Approach

Since opening her practice in 2012, Vickie has focused on her work with couples. She has since continued her education to include specialized training in treating couples dealing with infidelity or post traumatic stress disorder.

Vickie understands that life is a challenge and relationships are filled with difficult situations, but also remembers they can offer couples real excitement and joy. Your marriage may be in crisis, but Vickie has the tools necessary to help your relationship survive.

The Technique

The focus of Vickie’s work as a marriage counselor is based on her three levels of training from The Gottman Institute. She is currently working on her certification as a Gottman Therapist.  She uses this education, based on 35 years of evidence-based research, to work with couples who are willing and able to make real changes in their lives.

Her approach begins with an assessment after which she will work side-by-side with you and your partner to formulate a treatment plan appropriate for the areas of your relationship that need strengthening. You will then meet with Vickie as a couple for an average of 12 sessions where you will learn the tools needed to strengthen the weak areas of your relationship.

So, no matter the problems you and your significant other may be facing, Vickie Parker, MFT, is the right choice when looking for a marriage counselor in the Redding, California area. She will assist you in coming together in love and acceptance once again. She also has the resources to guide you on the road to a healthier relationship and also offers individual counseling services.

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